Words and Lost and Found, the latter being released just a few days ago. I hope you enjoy our fun interview today, and that you'll have a great time "hangin' out" with Ginny!
Not including writing, what was your first job?
I got my first official job when I was 15 years old. I worked at Baskin Robins Ice Cream scooping ice cream. There I developed an obsession for ice cream that’s never left me.
The Sound of Music. I’m sure I’ve seen it at least a hundred times. Love, love, love it!
We have a common bond with that movie! When I was a girl, I would watch it over and over again, sometimes twice a day. I used to imagine that I was Liesl, and couldn't wait for the day that I would actually be "sixteen going on seventeen!"
If you could have any one superpower, what would it be?
I’d like to be invisible, which is the title of the next book I’m working on. I’d love to observe things without being seen—or to help someone without them knowing who’d helped them. I can see all kinds of advantages to invisibility! Plus, I’d never have to do my hair or makeup or think about what I’m going to wear!
What food do you love, even though you know you shouldn’t?
Ice cream, pizza, filet mignon—rare, baked potato with lots of butter and sour cream. That’s just a partial list. I’m a foodie, however, in the last two months I’ve given up sugar and have eaten only foods considered vegan. I’m dealing with some health issues and felt God leading me to make some changes in my diet. So, needless to say, I haven’t eaten any of the foods on the above list for a while.
I've come very close once or twice to giving up sugar, but it is sooooo hard! Gotta have my sweet tea now! :o)
Which magazine do you pick up when you’re stuck in a waiting room?
Tabloid stuff or People Magazine. Embarrassing, but true!
I met Arnold Schwarzenegger about 15 years ago—long before he was California’s Governor. I was surprised that he was much shorter than I’d imagined.
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
The only time I remember being in trouble was when I was a senior in high school. I was 17 and dating the guy I eventually married. I had a very strict stepfather that year who had set a 10:00 p.m. curfew for me. On a Sunday night, my boyfriend and I were driving home from my grandparent’s house and I got home 5 minutes late. My stepfather grounded me for the entire week. Sadly, it was the week of graduation. I was allowed to walk in my graduation ceremony but couldn’t attend any other festivities. I felt that injustice for so long until I realized that I deserved to be in trouble a lot more often for much worse infractions, but I never got caught!
You’re next in line to audition for American Idol. What song do you sing for the judges?
First, that would never happen—I would never audition because I can’t sing a note on key to save my life. But, in the world of fantasy, I would definitely sing Amazing Grace because that is the story of my life.
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